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My DIY Moment

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Yesterday after, putting-off all Spring ,cleaning the carport I finally decide to google to find a good do it yourself cleaner. I must say I have done this several times for carpet cleaning suggestions, but never for cleaning cement which has been sealed. The first thing suggested was DO NOT USE VINEGAR. Vinegar would remove the sealer.

The DIY solution: plus

Make a baking soda and bleach paste. If you want to remove stains that have developed over a season or so (for example, after leaves have been collecting on your concrete throughout the fall), mix up a standard concrete cleaner using three parts baking soda and two parts bleach.
The consistency of the paste should be like pea soup – thin enough to pour on your concrete but thick enough that it won’t just run off. Let it set for 20 to 30 minutes. I used a stiff broom to scrub stain, then rinsed with the water hose. Our carport is a double and it took me about an hour to finish. Nice exercise!

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